Skin challenge: can you really reduce facial redness?
Flushed skin, visible blood vessels, a red, blotchy nose and cheeks – these are the symptoms that someone suffering from skin redness has to endure on a daily basis.
Although it might seem to be a skin condition that isn’t talked about often, facial redness is actually extremely common in photo aged skins. And if you’re one of the sufferers, you’ll know just how hard it can be to effectively diminish the redness and achieve an even skin tone.
Thankfully though, Ultraceuticals – the cosmeceutical brand that prides itself on delivering effective skin care without the use of harsh chemicals, parabens, dyes and fragrances – now has a solution to treating skin redness. Ultraceuticals Ultra RED-Action Complex*, a daily serum formulated with kinetin, andrographolide and niacinamide, has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of surface capillaries, minimise visible redness and blotchy skin tone, calm and soothe the skin, and provide deep hydration.
beautyheaven team member Laura suffers from skin redness, so we decided to put the product’s claims to the test, by putting her on a four-week trial of the Ultraceuticals Ultra RED-Action Complex. Here’s what Laura had to say about the condition of her skin and her first Ultraceuticals treatment:
“I've suffered from redness, mainly in my chin area, since my early 20s and I've never found anything that really treats it effectively, which has resulted in me reapplying make-up to it several times a day for more than a decade,” says Laura.
“In order to get my skin care plan right, I first had a consultation, during which I talked about my sensitive skin and redness issues with an Ultraceuticals skin care consultant. My skin was then cleansed thoroughly and photographed using a high-tech Visia camera so we could see the redness in detail, plus any other skin issues. When we looked at the images, the red flushing on my chin was very apparent and looked quite angry up close, which made me even more committed to finding a way to alleviate it!”
“The Ultraceuticals skin care consultant told me my skin was actually dehydrated as well, which can make my fine lines look more pronounced. She put me on an Ultraceuticals skin care regimen, which involves cleansing in the morning and double cleansing in the evening with Ultraceuticals Ultra Hydrating Milk Cleanser (once to remove make-up and once more to cleanse properly - something I never did before.) I also need to use the Ultra RED-Action Complex in the morning after cleansing, followed by the Ultraceuticals Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 50+. For the evenings, I was given the Ultraceuticals Ultra Moisturiser Cream to keep my skin hydrated.
Before I left, the skin care consultant gave me my first application of the Ultra RED-Action Complex, which felt cooling on my skin, followed by the Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 50+. The combination left my skin feeling really smooth and hydrated, and the skin care consultant said she could see the redness visibly diminishing already due to the calming ingredients such as Salicin and Allantoin. I looked in the mirror and could also see it was definitely less flushed (hurrah!). I'm definitely looking forward to my new skin care routine and seeing the results each week.”
Not convinced that this product will work on Laura’s skin? Watch this space for the next update on Laura’s treatment, but in the meantime check out some of the before and after images taken during clinical trials of the Ultraceuticals Ultra RED-Action Complex:
Thinking of giving Ultraceuticals Ultra RED-Action Complex a go? The brand is so confident that you’ll see a visible reduction in facial redness that they’re offering a 100 per cent money back guarantee on the product if you don’t see visible results in 90 days!
*Available from September 2014
Do you suffer from skin redness? Would you like to try the Ultraceuticals Ultra RED-Action Complex?